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Organization: BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
Location: Delta, British Columbia (Vancouver)
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: December 15, 2021

Job Description

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI).


The applicant must hold a GDMI qualification from a member agency of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).
This is a permanent, full time position based in our Delta, British Columbia office.

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation and is a Canadian registered charity that provides professionally trained Guide Dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals who reside in Canada’s two western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
Some of the GDMI’s key job duties and responsibilities are:

  • Guide Dog Training: Professionally train dogs in accordance with IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dog standards.
  • Client Assessment and Interviewing: In home interviewing and assessment of applicants, determining suitability and accurately identifying specific needs for successful outcomes.
  • Matching: Within specific time scales, match the most compatible client and dog, ensuring that client needs and the IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dog standards are met.
  • Guide Dog Team Training: Within specific timescales, plan, organize and deliver practical and theoretical training to clients to meet their individual needs and the IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs standards, in accordance with quality and production targets. We pride ourselves in producing a well-finished team supported by highly personalized training.
  • Aftercare/Support Services: Regularly provide clients with aftercare and other services in accordance with the IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs standards and in the client’s own environment. This is done on a routine basis and, as a priority, in response to emergency situations.
  • Apprentice/Training Assistants Supervision and Training: GDMI’s are expected to take an active role in the training of Apprentices/Training Assistants. Within specific timescales, plan and deliver practical and theoretical training to meet their individual needs and IGDF and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs standards. This involves managing workloads and assessing work performance and conduct.
  • Communication/Administration: Maintain accurate records by providing verbal and written/electronic information about clients, dogs and Apprentices/Training Assistants in a timely way.
  • This GDMI position will be based in the Ladner area of Delta, located in beautiful British Columbia and will require work and short term travel to work at client locations throughout BC, Alberta and the rest of Canada.

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs staff enjoy a full benefits package and generous salaries to commensurate with the applicant’s experience.

Assistance will be provided for re-location and legal fees.

Please note that this position is only for qualified GDMI’s.

Contact at organisation: William Thornton, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs

Phone: (+1) 604.940.4504


How to Apply

For further information or Letters of interest please contact Bill Thornton at:

or visit our website here: BC and Alberta Guide Dogs